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Top Democrats woo Black voters in Virginia governor’s race

By Will Weissert — October 18, 2021

Stacey Abrams urged Black churchgoers to vote for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in next month’s election and said that voting is an act of faith.

A Jewish case for not liking ‘The Sopranos’

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 18, 2021

(RNS) — When it comes to media stereotypes, how did we let this one have a free pass?

Christian Aid Ministries says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

By DÁnica Coto — October 17, 2021

The missionaries have ties to Christian Aid Ministries, which has ties to Amish, Mennonite, and other conservative Anabaptist groups.

The Reformed Church in America moves toward restructuring, prepares for departures

By Kathryn Post — October 17, 2021

(RNS) — The decisions follow decades of debate over LGBTQ ordination and same-sex marriage.

Photos of the Week: Hindu Durga festivals, followers of Maria Lionza

By Paul O'Donnell — October 16, 2021

(RNS) – Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Hindu Durga festivals, followers of Maria Lionza in Venezuela and more.   A man lies still as devotees light oil lamps over his body as part of rituals to celebrate the tenth […]

Photos of the Week: Hindu Durga festivals, Maria Lionza followers and more

By Paul O'Donnell — October 16, 2021

(RNS) – Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Hindu Durga festivals, followers of Maria Lionza in Venezuela and more.   A man lies still as devotees light oil lamps over his body as part of rituals to celebrate the tenth […]

Photos of the Week: Durga festivals and the cult of Maria Lionza

By Kit Doyle — October 16, 2021

(RNS) – This week’s photo gallery includes Hindu Durga festivals, followers of Maria Lionza in Venezuela and more.

7 things white Christians can do to address white supremacy at church

By Robert P. Jones — October 15, 2021

(RNS) — Simply start somewhere, and start somewhere local. 

China crackdown on Apple store hits holy book apps, Audible

By Matt O'brien — October 15, 2021

Amazon’s audiobook service Audible and phone apps for reading the holy books of Islam and Christianity have disappeared from the Apple store in mainland China, the latest examples of the impact of the country’s tightened rules for internet firms. Audible said Friday that it removed its app from the Apple store in mainland China last […]

Millions wanted to ‘Save Saeed.’ Few wanted to help his abused ex-wife.

By Bob Smietana — October 15, 2021

(RNS) — In a 2016 recording, Franklin Graham is heard pressing an abused spouse to go to counseling with her husband. ‘This can be fixed, easy.’

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